Friday, 16 March 2012

120º aniversario del nacimiento de César Vallejo - 120th birthday of César Vallejo

Google Doodle today March 16, 2012 in Peru come with a theme 120º aniversario del nacimiento de César Vallejo or 120th birthday of César Vallejo. At Google logo looks the picture of a man sitting on the couch, take a stick and a book by his side.

Who is César Vallejo?

César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language. Always a step ahead of literary currents, each of his books was distinct from the others, and, in its own sense, revolutionary. Thomas Merton called him "the greatest universal poet since Dante". The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo "...the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language."

Clayton Eshleman and José Rubia Barcia's translation of The Complete Posthumous Poetry of César Vallejo won the National Book Award for translation in 1979.

Biography of César Vallejo

Birth name       César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza
Born                March 16, 1892
                       Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad – Peru
Died               April 15, 1938 (age 46)
Nationality      Peruvian
Field               Poet, writer, journalist
Works            Los Heraldos Negros, Trilce

Monument to César Vallejo at National University of San Marcos, 
where he studied.

César Vallejo's work, including books, novels, drama, can be read on wikipedia.